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Halloween lanterns: creating the ambiance

Updated on October 27, 2011

So, you have a free moment in your office life? Spend it with benefice for yourself and your colleagues and prepare your office for Halloween! I'm going to teach you how to make decorations for Halloween with your own hands without leaving the office! To make Halloween decorations, you will not have to run to the marketplace or to search for a pumpkin. Horror lanterns can be made from usual stationery.

The materials

You will need:

- A printer with a big quantity of toner (we are going to print "black" paper),
- Transparent file jackets,
- Glue,
- Stapler,
- Office knife,
- The source of light, for which we are going to create the lampshade. The source of light can be any: you can use LED lamps, candles or table lamps.

Now you need to download the picture from any of the links below:





Download the picture that you liked from the link. You have the image that you liked ready to be printed.
Now cut the image out with the help of an office knife. Here you can see the silhouette of a witch flying on a broom.

Prepare a transparent file jacket, glue and your picture. It is important to glue well the paper near the images. If you use glue spray, apply it to the transparent file jacket. If you use usual glue, apply it to the paper then.
Carefully spread the transparent file jacket to avoid wrinkles. Wait for some minutes - let the sample dry.

The goal of all the manipulations is to get the "windows" in the places of the images. The excessive part of the file jacket needs to be cut off.
Now you need to roll the sample and attach the edges with the help of a stapler.
There you go! The lamp decoration is ready!


When using a candle for the source of light, place it in a glass so that it doesn't burn the paper. You can use not just simple candles, but also aromatic ones. This will add more ambiance and pleasant smells to your office! It is well-known that the smell of the citrus mounts the working ability while that of coffee raises mood.

LED lamps create an absolutely mystical orange light, and, besides of that, are totally safe. The set of several lamps can be charged from a usual electrical socket and they will hold charge during 10 hours.

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      Anna Sidorova 6 years ago from Russia

      My Minds eye53, jrport, thanks for commenting! I wish you a funny, thrilling and crazy Halloween!

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      jrport 6 years ago

      What a great idea!! Especialy in these days when we are all watching our budget more closely!! The designs are interesting, and your article is very informative in relating how to make these lanterns, the list of materials and the safety factor! Well done! Thanks! jrport

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      My Minds Eye53 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Great idea! I am pretty crafty (heh heh heh)so I can make these pretty easily.

      Thanks for the ideas. Voted up.